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of the guided states, he was told today is a free man. he is wanted in the u.s. in connection with his conviction of having sex with a 13 year-old girl 30 years ago. swiss authorities say the u.s. did not make a convincing argument for his extradition. >> two months in a swiss jail, eight months under house arrest at his luxury shall lay in the alps, and less heat legal wrangling, but now switzerland has finally decided what to do about roman polanski. >> this morning, i have informed the lawyer of mr. polanski and informed the ambassadors of the united states, france and poland. it is also the case that the freedom restricting measures against mr. polanski have been lifted. that is the electronic monitoring has been detached. >> it is nonsensical that an extradition demand should be formulated. it was based on information and facts that are erroneous, full of lies, and as mr. polanski rights on the only occasion he broke his silence, he feels he has already been punished. >> the decision not to extradite roman polanski is based, this was say, on continued confusion over how long his o
.p. ceo tony hayward is out. a senior u.s. govement ofcial says hayward is being replaced by possibly the managing directly, dudly. hayward angered gulf coast residents after saying he wanted his life back in the weeks following the oil rig explosion. have more. >> no one who wants this thing over more than i do. i want my life back. >> reporter: he may be close to getting his wish. the an an is reporting he will be ousted this week. b.p. has denied the report. it's welcome news for frusated louisiana locals. >> we need to get our way of life back. our life back, as he wanted. and the only way we're going to do that if with somebody on the ground that has the common-sense approach, at can make decisions quickly. >> reporr: work on drilling a relief well has resumed less than a day after tropical storm bonnie ble through. rered admiral thad allen said they may by able to kill the well in a week. >> the opt -- optimum outcome is to proceed with. >> the archbishop urging parishioners not to lose hope. >> the future is uncertn but god it your 0, -- rock, and he will never abandon you. >>
in government and corporations in china than in the u.s. right now. the trust issue is lurking in the background. is something we will look at it again this year. -- it is something we will look at again this year. we will be doing this in august with synthetic biology. we found no public support for a moratorium on research. the question always comes up about shutting the system down. we did find public support for self-regulation by industry. the idea that the industry will look after itself and everything will be fine, there's not much public belief that will happen. when we asked people specifically about building confidence, 80% of the responses converge around three answers. they want greater transparency and disclosure about the science. they want free market testing. there is a fear that we're taking technologies and pushing them into the market without doing diligence. the government is not doing it. the corporations are not doing it. they also like the idea of third-party testing. they bring up examples like consumers union corporation underwriters lab, people above the fray like the n
. and president obama signs a national reform since the great depression. david cameron's u.s. visit is overshadowed by acquisitiocusat mixed message. and now word on art. >> welcome to bnd "bbc world news" broadcasting to our viewers in u.k. and around the world. tycoon, conrad black has spent first night of freedom, he was charged in 2007 of taking pounds, and there was concerns by the u.s. supreme court. >> conrad black taking shares more than $6 million, and security cameras showing him taking boxes away. >> the shareholders showed he was stealing from the company. jury was found he was stealing from the company. and the genius like conrad black, they are irrepressible from the climb up the mountain and down from the mountain. >> conrad black started in the building, and out maneuvered the owners and revamped. and it was what was the third largest newspapers. but will telegraph is long gone from fleet street and long gone is conrad black. >> his citizenship was that of the lords, and he renounced it. but while some admired his achievements, many found him arrogant with his homes
for the u.s. the whole exchange happened on an airport tarmac in vienna, austr austria. one plane headed east and the other headed west. matthew chance is in moscow with the latest. >> reporter: that's right. the biggest spy swap since the end of the cold war has taken place on the tarmac of the airports in the austrian capital of view any. the plane carrying the ten confessed spies from the united states, confessed to working for russia. landed at the airport a short time ago. couple of hours ago now. it was followed quickly afterwards by an official aircraft from russia which was carrying four people pardoned by russian serving the lengthy prison sentences in russian jails for spying for western powers, including the united states. the exchange took place on the tarmac which men none of the -- people actually entered the country of austria. the one plane carrying the four from russia has taken off and landed, we understand, now from the united kingdom. the other aircraft carrying the ten russians arraigned in new york is still on its way back to the russian capital. >> this was all par
, defeating the neatherlands in the soccer finale as fans here in the u.s. celebrate. and to kill a mockingbird, the 50th anniversary of harper lee's bestselling novel and the town that inspired it. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. there are high hopes this sunday in the gulf, on this day 83 of the oil spill. b.p. says it hopes to completely cap the gushing well by mid-week, but the company is not making any guarantees. here's the latest: a navy blimp has begun to look for oil and distressed wildlife in the gulf. oil continues to flow tonight as b.p. crews work on the new containment system, and the obama administration says it is optimistic that new system will work. mark strassmann has the latest this evening from grand isle, louisiana. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. b.p. is now staying by wednesday its new cap could stop this spill, a seal so tight not one drop of oil would escape. but for now every new drop is gushing into the gulf. now this is a runaway well. b.p.'s gusher, its
's been a deadly 24 hours for u.s. forces in afghanistan. eight americans were killed in separate attacks. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, this month's u.s. death toll stands at 33 so far on track to top last month's record of 60. we have the latest on the violence, the dangers and the difficulties on the frontlines. >> lehrer: then, we assess the risks and benefits of the diabetes drug, avandia. >> ifill: we have another report from haiti-- six months after the earthquake. tonight, ray suarez looks at the road ahead for the many amputees. >> thousands of haitians lost limbs in january's earthquake. international charities are bringing pros thesees, mobility and hope. >> lehrer: and margaret warner updates the charges against six new orleans police officers in the killing and cover-up of unarmed citizens after hurricane katrina. >> what appears to me is that the officers based upon the admitted statements immediately decided to not tell the truth. that's just disgusting. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has be
,249. a batch of new numbers raised more questions today about where the u.s. economy is headed. the latest data on jobs, housing and manufacturing underscored concerns that the recovery may be losing steam at the year's midpoint. in manufacturing, the federal reserve reported factory output fell last month after three months of growth. at the same time, new claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest in nearly two years. but it was mostly due to seasonal factors. meanwhile, the private firm realtytrac reported 528,000 home foreclosures in the first six months of 2010. the company warned that lenders could repossess more than one million homes by year's end, a new record. at that rate, it could take until 2013 to work through the backlog of repossessed properties. president obama focused on the broad economic picture, as he spoke at the ground breaking of a new factory in holland, michigan. >> the progress we've made so far is not nearly enough to do - - undo the enormous damage that this recession caused. as i've said since the first day i took office, it's going to take time to reverse the
a little while ago a plane carrying several men accused of spying for the u.s. landed in washington. another plane carrying ten russian secret agents had landed in moscow earlier today. we're going to tell you exactly how the whole thing went down. >>> and then a little later, a new blow for actor mel gibson after a charge ever domestic violence. has the hollywood star gone too far this time? we are going to begin with our number one story. the biggest spy swap since the cold war. sound like something out of a hollywood block buster, but we learned today the script for this story came from a highest levels of our government. >> reporter: straight from the cold war today, two planes nose to tail in a european airfield. a spy swap. >> a dramatic transfer shrouded in secrecy. you had ten alleged russian spies traded for four men held in russia on charges of spying for the west. >> reporter: last night the russians deported from america after pleading guilty to acting as unregistered foreign agents. >> from a distance waiting vans could be seen shuttling the former captives from one pla
and center as president obama spent the day in michigan talking about his decision to bail out the u.s. auto industry and pointing to gm as an economic comeback story. we got a new measure of just how the economy is doing overall. the gross domestic product which is the broads -- broadest measure of economic growth weakened to 2.4%. >>> in more unsettling news growth numbers from 2007 to 2009 revised downwards which shows the economic meltdown was even worse than previously thought. nbc white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us with the white house's take on where all this puts us. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, ann. one senior white house official told me today you've got to look at the big picture. 18 months ago the economy was falling off a cliff. today it is growing, but even officials here acknowledge that this recovery is running into some headwinds. [ applause ] >> reporter: the president today in michigan, taking a short spin in chevy's new hybrid electric vehicle. in the heart of car country, mr. obama hopes to highlight a turnaround story, an am
would actually be there. but what happens is that because for example, u.s.a.i.d.-- again an organization that has a lot of good will in it-- it also moves with the political agendas of the united states government and so project... projects or assignments or those that are applied for by n.g.o.s become limited to those things which go straight along with the u.s. agenda. so these are the kind of things that have to be thought out very very clearly. one of the kind of no-brainers in things where i would encourage people to put money is in rubble clearing. >> this is jean baptist and this was one of the main streets. this is the area we're working on clearing now. >> this corner, people stay here like late at night. they're having fun here, there was a t.v. here, there was water here, but most of the people used to hang out here. >> so this was like the town square. >> exactly. >> rose: time after time when ski people about haiti, that's what they say, you need to get rid of the rubble. >> you'll do no harm by clearing the streets to let the haitian people make their own co
today, but what is the legacy of the u.s. team from this year's tournament? >>> real-life drama, hollywood stars are taking their acts to courtrooms near you. why do so many have run-ins with the law? >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "msnbc sudden." developing right now, after two years on the run, allegedly stealing cars, boats and planes, gaining fame and fans along the way, police have finally caught up with the 19-year-old known as the barefoot bandit. colton harris-moore was arrested in the wee hours this morning in the bahamas, he's been on the run since 2008 when he left a halfway house in washington. he crashed a plane last week in the bahamas and police picked him up after a boat chase in harbor island. nbc's peter alexander is in the bahamas and joins us on the phone with how all this went down. good morning, peter. >> good morning to you. that chase apparently, according to bahamian police, happened on a boat. they were chasing him by boat today when they ultimately arrested colton harris-moore. he is the so-called barefoot bandit, according to au
the earthquake. shortly after the earthquake the u.s. government announced they were going to grant temporary protected status. they're talking about giving haitians who have not been applying for it and the numbers the u.s. would have liked -- going back to your larger question. one thing i have noticed is there is more compassion on the part of the u.s. government toward haiti. and toward the policy that the u.s. is 6000. a lot of haitians will tell you if it meant a lot when president obama said we will be there for as long as it takes and will do whatever it takes to get haiti on its feet again. haitians are looking at that to say, we will take you at your word. let's see how we can work together to build a haiti that is much better than the one in existence on january 11. tavis: me it took the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives tuesday that u.s. compassion come to bear. what is your sense of how the haitian people are feeling about this situation? tell me what your senses. >> one of the things that i say about the haitian people as i have been there four times since the earthquake, i
in afghanistan. >> but the gritty details from six years of war is rattling the already shaky support for the u.s. campaign. john hendren joins us now from washington with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. good morning, rob. the head of the website, wikileaks, says what he likes to do is crush those who abuse their power. but the pentagon says when it comes to leaked documents in the war in afghanistan, what they're doing is endangering national security. the sheer scope of the leak is unprecedented. >> there's names. there's operations. there's logistics. there's sources. >> reporter: the biggest security breach in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified documents, published on the website wikileaks. the leaked records detail missions gone horfully wrong. helicopters shot down. and allies, the pakistanis, playing a deadly double-cross with the americans. all of it setting off alarm bells in washington. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those who are working hard to keep us safe. >> reporter: 180 of the dispatches suggest pakistan's military intelli
. >> controversy over a survey being sent to u.s. troops. did the u.s. get the rock and a spy swap with russia? the vice president gives his opinion. the vice president gives his opinion. will the sunny - friend: yeah? car owner: and this is what he had in my budget. friend: oh well, the top is down! car owner: the top is gone! friend: yeah, there's lot's of head-room! car owner: tons of head-room! careful! friend: ow! car owner: that's sharp. friend: cheese! car owner: yeah. sorry. carmax spokesperson: settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. guaranteed quality used cars can cost a lot less than new cars, so you can get more car for less money by shopping at carmax. now more than ever the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00 -- on your side. >>> monday marks the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in haiti that killed more than to a hundred thousand people and left more than 1 million people homeless. -- more than 200,000 people and left more than one keep -- 1 million p
of confidence. u.s. allies wondering if the united states can keep secrets in the middle of the war. here is what the white house spokesman had to say about that. >> besides being against the law, it has the potential to be very harmful to those that are in our military, those that are cooperating with our military, and those that are working to keep us safe. >> now, the white house had accused wikileaks of being against the war effort. the u.s. policy in afghanistan. but its founder says they scrutinized this information before releasing it. >>> we have tried hard to make sure this material does not put innocents at harm. all the material is over seven months old, so it's of no current operational consequence. >> reporter: and none of this expected to impact the passage of a $60 billion funding bill on capitol hill. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> well, bp confirmed this morning that tony hayward is stepping down as ceo. starting on october 1st, hayward will be replaced by american bob dudley. under the terms of his contract, hayward will receive one ye
is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this motion, the yeas are 400, the nays are six, two are recorded as present. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the are resolution is agreed to, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the tion of the gentleman from virginia, mr. perriello to suspend the res and pass h.r. 5604, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clk will report the title of the bill. the cler h.r. 5604, a bill to rescind amounts authorized for certain surfe transportation programs. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill? members ll record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the tional captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of repres
people still live in tent communities. despite billions of u.s. dollars pledged, mounds of debris remain throughout the city of port- au-prince. >>> congress is back in session. democratic senators will need to get 60 votes to push through the financial overhaul bill. before the week-long independence day break, democrats did not have the votes they needed, but now at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over. >>> a d.c. council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many power outages in the heat wave last week. couzens went without power and air conditioning for days. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everyth
the better deal as we learn tonight about what the u.s. spies were looking for. >>> "world news" returns to haiti. do you remember all that wasted water? tonight here, we continue our trip back. >>> mel's meltdown, new hate being heard for the first time. >>> and the new twist tonight on that dance move turning 50. what we never knew about how it changed the way men and women would dance together forever. >>> good evening on this saturday night. the cap on that well in the gulf has been removed tonight and the oil is gushing freely again into the gulf of mexico. all part of an ambitious but risky operation by bp to replace the cap with a new one that they hope will capture all of the oil. it is a gamble and we're first told it could be completed this weekend. but bp now cautions that it could stretch for days. abc's steve osunsami is in louisiana tonight. steve? >> reporter: good evening, david. there's no question that today's work in the gulf is a risky move for bp. today, under clear skies and calm seas, bp engineers removed the cap that they struggled to put in place last month over
>>> tonight on "world news," spy for a spy. at this hour, the spies are on the move as the u.s. and russia pull off a cloak and dagger swap. >>> mamma grizzlies. sarah palin rolls out a challenge, saying conservative mothers are on the march. >>> big break. did one slice of pizza solve the case of a serial killer? >>> return to haiti. six months after the earthquake, is there medicine, food? what has changed? >>> and, big choice. the king of basketball decides his future, and we'll show you why his body is in a league all its own. >>> good evening. we are watching an international drama unfold at warp speed tonight. the spy story between the u.s. and russia, who are trading secret air gents tonight. it's a deal, as you know, straight out of a novel. those ten russians accused of gathering secrets for a decade here in the u.s. pled guilty this afternoon, and tonight, head back to moscow. and chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here, following the details. >> reporter: diane, tonight, prison cells in the u.s. and russia are being emptied out as more than a dozen accus
, build its reputation back in the u.s. >> jim, how significant is it that bp is naming an american to head the company? >> reporter: i think it's very significant, bob dudley's been around for a very long time. he was at amoco, if you recall amoco was taken over by bp in a merger in 1998. he went to -- grew up in mississippi so he knows that region very well. he has been in the gulf on and off during this whole oil spill. went to smu, university of illinois. so he is very much well known in the u.s. and they are hoping that as this first non-british ceo that he can repair bp's damage. he's got a on in his hands, as you say. they are setting aside $32.5 billion to clean up the oil spill. there will probably need to be more money as well. there is the issue of selling more than $30 billion worth of u.s. assets. that will be one of the many things on bob dudley's plate. >> jim boulden in london, thank you so much. >>> in 25 minutes we'll get a never-before-seen interview with outgoing ceo tony hayward, conducted in the early days of the disaster in the gulf. david matti intingly is pr
of confidence from the allies who frankly think the u.s. can't keep secrets anymore. the founder of wikileaks said this information should not damage the war effort. >> we have tried hard to make sure that this material does not put innocence at harm. all the material is over seven months old, so it's ott nof current operational consequence. >> and we're told, lynn, that none of this is expected to affect the passage here on capitol hill of a 60 billion dollar war bill. >>> bp confirmed this morning that tony hayward is stepping down as ceo. starting on october 31st he'll be replaced by bob dudley. under the terms of his contract he'll receive one year's salary in lieu of notice amounting to $1.6 million. today's announcement was made at the same time the oil giant reported a $17 billion loss for the second quarter, a sharp reversal from the company's $6 billion earnings in the first quarter. >>> well, singer wyclef jean. he has not made a final decision, still the grammy winning artist has reportedly filled out the necessary paperwork to enter the race. there has been speculation over jean's
. >> sreenivasan: the u.s. trade deficit hit an 18-month peak in may. the commerce department reported the trade gap widened nearly 5% to $42.3 billion. imports and exports were up, but the import surge indicated consumers could spend more down the road. that news, combined with good second quarter earnings reports, translated on wall street. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 146 points to close at 10,363. the nasdaq rose 43 points to close at 2,242. b.p. prepared to begin gradual tests of its new, tighter containment cap on the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. for the first time in months, news about the efforts to contain the spill struck a positive note. >> it's been a very consequential 24 hours in the lifecycle of this response. >> sreenivasan: the freshly installed cap maneuvered into place monday evening. remote-controlled robotic arms slowly placed it over the gushing well, a mile below the gulf's surface. retired coast guard admiral thad allen is in charge of the government response. >> i think we are very confident we can take control of this hydr
-- roman polanski will not be extradited to the united. the swiss justice ministry says u.s. officials failed to provide all of the records needed for the transfer. polanski has been on the run from the united states since 1978 when he pleaded guilty to child sex charges. criminal defense attorney paul callan reacted to the news this morning. >> the extradition law is if the crime is a crime in the country where the person is being held, switzerland, in the same place the crime was committed, california, and this was rape, extradition will occur. switzerland is not to be looking at the underlying strength of the case, and polanski pled guilty here, so it is shocking that the swiss are not extraditing. >>> well, members of congress return to work today with an ambitious to-do list, financial reform, a supreme court nomination, whether to extend unemployment benefits. what makes it more challenging is the time line. they have about a month until their next recess. what do you think they should make their top priority? join of conversation with us at cnn.com/tony. we will share some of th
for now, the big telethon, individuals in the u.s. meanwhile have pledged around $1.3 billion. you see the numbers, how much has been pledged and actually how much has been handed over and delivered there. a lot of aid has made it to haiti but 1.5 million people still homeless. some of the people in need the most or in need of most are falling through the cracks. that's the case at one orphanage it was visited by our dr. sanjay gupta. ♪ >> reporter: it is so striking in orphanages, smiles amid squalor. 350,000 orphans in haiti. best guess. many, like this little guy, don't even have a name. don't know how old he is. he's an orphan in this orphanage. among lots of other children. 40 to 50 at any given time. that's how many kids are taken care of. let me show you something else as well. look at this particular building. you just look at the floor over here. that's where they sleep. there are no bedrooms. find a place and sleep for the night. this is the kitchen. for all those children. this pot of beans is their food for the entire day. simply not enough. you take a look. they have to
one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the washington area. the u.s. geological sur slay says the 3.6 magnitude quake was centered in germantown and struck at 5:05 this morning. we have live team coverage. kristin fisher is near the epicenter in germantown. suraesurae chinn is at the u.s. geological headquarters in virginia. let's start with kristin. >> reporter: we have been talking about the earthquake all morning long but how would you like to see it? we have video of the earthquake near the epicenter here in germantown. i want to warn you if you blink you will miss it but here it is. 5:04 friday morning a rare 3.6 magnitude earthquake was caught on tape by security cameras in germantown. the epicenter was one mile away at the roberto clement middle school, three miles below the surface. >> the whole house was shaking bad and it woke me up out of bed. >> how did you wake up. >> the house shaking, dog barking, children screaming. my daughter said is that thunder and i said i think it was but to hear you say it was an earthquake it was a earthquake because it is something i never e
dangerous plots since 9/11. u.s. counterterrorism officials linked this man to the plot. the feds consider him a top al qaeda operate sieve and the f.b.i. has been looking for him since 2003 and put up a $5 million reward for capture. he med with him in 2008. counterterrorism agents say he and two friend got weapons training. a year later investigators rested za. >> i and. >> richard mentor is with us, author of the book losing bin laden. good to see you, thank you very much. >> good to see you. >> i'm trying to figure out how big a deal this is and why we haven't caught this guy. >> the guy at the center of this, adnan shukrijumah, has been alluding intelligence not just in the u.s., but in mexico, the u.s. thought he was going to try to sneak across to carry out and attack. mexicans couldn't find him. he was spotted in el salvador. he's always in the caribbean or southern areas an there are reports tracked to find this guy. he seems to be able to put together his own network of homegrown terrorists. >> go ahead. >> oh, so yeah, he's able to put together a network which is -- after 2005 w
of the u.s. citizen. >> reporter: a group called al shin on claimed responsibility, a group the state department recognized as ties to al-qaeda. this is the first time the group has struck outside the home of somalia and that has american intelligence officials worried. they've become concerned somalia could be a breeding ground for terrorist. they want to overthrow the current somali government and replace it with muslim regime. and they use militants who fought in iraq, afghanistan to train them. and henn is the only u.s. citizen killed in the attacks but there is also talk of five other americans in the blast. joel brown, 9 news now. >>> a 16-year-old girl from ellicott, maryland is among those. emily kerstetter was with a group. the group was scheduled to return to the u.s. today. >>> cindy sheehan's bench trial begins today in d.c. superior court. she was among 8 anti war protestors arrested on march 20th after laying coffins at a white house fence. her son was killed in iraq back in 2004. she gained national attention after staging a prolonged demonstration in 2005. outside pres
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